Houston fan holds sign disrespecting deceased Memphis rapper Young Dolph
houston fan holds sign disrespecting deceased memphis rapper young dolph

Houston fan holds sign disrespecting deceased Memphis rapper Young Dolph

A University of Houston basketball fan took things way too far with a sign he held up during the Cougars’ 69-59 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Fertitta Center.

The sign read: “Better chances: Memphis making the tourney < Dolph making new music."

Young Dolph is a revered Memphis rapper who was shot and killed Nov. 17. The two men charged with first-degree murder in the daytime ambush at a Memphis cookie shop pleaded not guilty Friday.

Fertitta Center officials confiscated the sign but not before someone got a picture of it and it started going viral on Twitter.

“That’s someone’s dad, son, brother,” tweeted Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson, who played at Memphis. “Are you serious. Y’all go to far sometimes.”

As the photo spread across Twitter, others were even more upset.

The Memphis-Houston rivalry is intense with Memphis players chanting “F–k Houston” before running out of the tunnel, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Joseph Duarte. Of course, bringing a sign that makes light of the murder of a city’s treasured figure is a different level. Houston (20-4) plays at Memphis (14-8) on March 6.

Dolph released seven albums, including 2020’s “Rich Slave” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts, but he was beloved in Memphis for his charity works. The 36-year-old was in Memphis to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys on the day he was killed.

When Dolph died, several Houston rappers – including Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth and Megan Thee Stallion – took to social media to pay their respects.

“Always called and checked on me. Like clockwork. Never hesitated. Praying for his family and children,” Bun B posted on Instagram at the time.

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